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Ask the Experts: Painkiller Addictions and Warning Signs

Steven D. Passik, Ph.D. explains the basics in painkiller addiction. Q: I'm very concerned about painkiller addiction and becoming addicted to my painkiller. What signs should I watch out for? A: You're not alone in being afraid of...
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4 Ways to Manage Medication Side Effects

Yes, You can Manage Medication Side Effects Most medications come with minor side effects that many people never even notice. However, some side effects are not minor, and they certainly do not go unnoticed. If...
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Less Painful Days with More Restful Nights

A sleep study shows the effectiveness of a longer night's rest to increase pain tolerance. A good night's rest might be a lot more beneficial than just beauty sleep. A study at the Sleep Disorders...
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The Link Between Pain and Depression

Pain and Depression: Stopping the Downward Spiral When you’re in pain it's hard to feel like much is right with the world. So it's hardly surprising that ongoing pain takes a toll on your mood,...
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Researchers Discover A New Type of Chemotherapy

Scientists have discovered a new type of chemotherapy that locates a partner's gene and eradicates cancer cells.Scientists at the University of Alberta have discovered a partner gene, that when zapped, kills cancer cells.When a...
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Endometriosis: Symptoms and Treatment 101

Endometriosis causes women to experience pain and irregular hormonal changes, possibly leading to infertility.Endometriosis is a condition affecting women which causes pain in the pelvic region and is one of the top three causes...
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Sleeping With Chronic Pain

When dealing with chronic pain, sometimes sleep seems like it's out of the question, but it doesn't have to be.According to the National Sleep Foundation, 15% of all people experience sleep difficulty, but that...
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PainPod #1: The Meningitis Outbreak of October 2012

Pain Resource Presents "PainPod" (PodCast) #1: The Meningitis Outbreak of October 2012 with Jon Brock and Dr. John Prunskis, M.D., F.I.P.P.Recently, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) announced a nationwide alert about an outbreak...
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Researchers Find A Way To Block Addiction To Opiates

In an amazing breakthrough, scientists discover a way to block the addiction to heroin and morphine, while still offering pain relief.For years, patients have fallen prey to one of the world's most addictive substances....